Casual in Khaki

Yay for weekend time! Okay, this whole get up (shoes included) is from Banana Republic.  I popped by the mall last weekend and they were having a great know what happened next.  The shorts are great-- not too short and not too wrinkly. The sweater is nice and holds its kind of form fitting shape, which is important with loose-ish shorts. These wedges? They were on sale last weekend for $70, so I bought them in two colors! Why not? I love wedges-- still that sandal feel but they give you a lift when you need it- -and who ever complained about a few more inches of height? (umm, no one!)

You know that I love sunsets...and just being out with my sweet girl on these balmy, beautiful evenings. I love being outside during this time of the day and I love to share it with my daughter.  I want her to see and appreciate the beauty and simplicity of nature and to pick her face up from the IPad every now and again to enjoy it! I hope you enjoy a beautiful weekend too! Xoxo Michelle 

Shorts are HERE, Sweater (it's not available on line but it's in the stores now. HERE is one that's similar), Wedges are HERE

Miami Vice Made Nice

I bought this blazer with the sheath (and matching pants) from Benetton. If you live in Orange County like I do, you will remember that there used to be a store in Fashion Island and one in South Coast Plaza right across from the carousel. I was obsessed with this store. I have been wearing their suits since law school and I just find that they have a really nice corporate aesthetic and are very reasonably priced--cute suits, cardigans and pencil skirts --and winter coats that always have a pop of faux fur on the cuff or collar (this girl is a sucker for faux fur. And feathers!)  When the South Coast store closed down, it was a dark day indeed, but it was replaced by Sugarfina, so the day brightened up in a hurry (because I am a candy-aholic!)! Now, I shop online and I still love everything I get!  The jacket is HERE the dress is HERE and the pants are HERE.  Everything is Italian sizing, so you will need to convert and figure out your size but there is a handy little chart on the website: I really like this all white look, but you have to use caution for work (and not just when you are eating. Or drinking. Or using a blue pen!)  Bright neon shoes? Um, no. Way too Crockett and Tubbsy (names I had to Google, by the way!)  All black heels? Probably a better choice. I gave these floral guys a go and its a good pairing.  The pants looks great with this blazer for dinner or drinks with maybe a white tank underneath and strappy heels.   While I did not take my own advice ( I was busy last week, sheesh!), a spray tan or self tanner is probably a good idea with this color.  Anyone else obsessed with this all white look? Have any cute outfit ideas you'd care to share? I'd love to hear them all!  Hope you are all having an amazing week! xo Michelle

Believe in the Color Pink

{Suit by Vince Camuto at Nordstrom. Chanel sunnies}

Hi there lovelies! How cute is this suit? Maybe not a wear to court suit for me (too Elle Woods?) but perfect for everywhere else! I was searching for this quote so I could post it with my beautiful pink Vince Camuto suit on Instagram and I was surprised by how many thoughtful, grounded things Audrey Hepburn said. She was even more lovely inside, (which seems impossible but it's true!) I put a few more below... I hope your day is lovely dear readers! And hey you! Thanks for stopping by! Xoxo

"I believe in pink. I believe that laughter is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls.  I believe tomorrow is another day... And I believe in miracles". 

Elegance is the only beauty that never fades.

For me the only things of interests are those linked to the heart.

Audrey Hepburn